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A. C. Grayling – Lewes Speakers Festival

16th July, 2018

Winston Churchill described democracy as ‘the least bad of all systems.’ So it is, when it works. But it has been made to fail in at least two of its leading examples in today’s world – the US and the UK. This talk is about how to put it right.

The EU referendum in the UK and Trump’s victory in the USA sent shockwaves through our democratic systems. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to hold up against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters.

Anthony Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He has written and edited over 30 books on philosophy and other subjects; among his most recent are: ‘The Good Book’, ‘Ideas that Matter’, ‘Liberty in the Age of Terror’ and ‘To Set Prometheus Free’.

 

A Q&A Session will follow.

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